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A cross-sectional study estimating the burden of illness related to genital warts in South Korea

Title
A cross-sectional study estimating the burden of illness related to genital warts in South Korea
Authors
Lee, Taek SangKothari-Talwar, SmitaSinghal, Puneet K.Yee, KarenKulkarni, AmitLara, NuriaRoset, MontserratGiuliano, Anna R.Garland, Suzanne M.Ju, Woong
Ewha Authors
주웅
SCOPUS Author ID
주웅scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
BMJ OPEN
ISSN
2044-6055JCR Link
Citation
vol. 7, no. 6
Publisher
BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Objectives Estimate the prevalence of genital warts (GW) and GW-related healthcare resource use and costs among male and female patients seeking treatment in South Korea. Design To estimate GW prevalence, physicians in five major South Korean regions recorded daily logs of patients (n=71 655) seeking care between July 26 and September 27, 2011. Overall prevalence estimates (and 95% CIs) were weighted by the estimated number of physicians in each specialty and the estimated proportion of total patients visiting each specialist type. Healthcare resource use was compared among different specialties. Corresponding p values were calculated using Mann-Whitney U tests. Setting The database covers 5098 clinics and hospitals for five major regions in South Korea: Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon. Participants Primary care physicians (general practice/family medicine), obstetricians/gynaecologists, urologists and dermatologists with 2-30 years' experience. Results The estimated overall GW prevalence was 0.7% (95% CI 0.7% to 0.8%). Among women, GW prevalence was 0.6% (95% CI 0.6% to 0.7%); among men prevalence was 1.0% (95% CI 0.9% to 1.0%), peaking among patients aged 18-24 years. Median costs for GW diagnosis and treatment for male patients were US$58.2 (South Korean Won (KRW). 66 857) and US$66.3 (KRW. 76 113) for female patients. Conclusions The estimated overall GW prevalence in South Korea was 0.7% and was higher for male patients. The overall median costs associated with a GW episode were higher for female patients than for male patients.
DOI
10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014217
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